philosophy

  • Daring to Push the Boundaries of Creativity

    Creative development is probably the best medium and representative for every type of emotion we can conjure and experience, particularly for a species that thrives and survives on constantly acquiring and applying knowledge, which is contingent upon an emotionally developed brain that has evolved with a “neuroplastic” propensity for creativity. We are destined, to be engaged with the entwined elements of emotions, creative critical thinking, relationships and decision-making on a daily basis – these are the things we each ought to audaciously strive for, regardless of our stations in life.

  • Friedrich Nietzsche’s Guide to Conquering Your Existence

    “Overman” refers to Nietzsche’s conception of a man who has literally overcome himself and human nature. In essence, an Overman is one who has superseded the bondage of the human condition and reached a liberated state — one of free play and creativity.

  • True Courage – and Why You Need it This Christmas

    What if the present you give this season is the gift of your presence? Your authentic self, vulnerable and utterly courageous, in the truest sense of the word.

  • Hephaestus and How Brokenness Contributes to Creativity

    What can the Greek god Hephaestus teach us about creativity? Hephaestus was the god of the forge, and he created some of the most beautiful objects, jewellery and weapons that appear in Greek myth. However, he was lame, and his lameness is an integral part of his archetypal qualities as the most creative of Greek gods.

  • Developing a Participatory Approach to Fostering Creativity Through Education

    Rather than attempt to develop educational structures that increase individual student creativity… it is more important to pursue an understanding of the unique learning that accrues to young people when they participate in the development of group-generated creative ideas.

  • Satisficing: How to Reach Your Best by Not Giving a Damn

    Check yourself before you wreck yourself - aim to 'satisfice' to make sure your nervous system works for you, not against you.

  • Defending the Humanities: Practical Value

    A defense of the humanities on the grounds of practical value.

  • The Decline of Humanities

    A look at the decline of the humanities in American universities.

  • Where Have All the Geniuses Gone?

    The democratization of genius represents a victory for human equality. But if everyone can be a genius, then what does it mean?

  • Six Games Psychologists Play

    In 2013: “In the wake of several scandals in psychology research, scientists are asking themselves just how much of their research is valid.” But nearly fifty years ago, Marvin Dunnette wrote an insightful article illustrating that many of the games we see played in the field of psychology today were present in 1965. Something needs to change.